King and Queen extend Deepavali greetings to all Hindus

King and Queen wishing Happy Deepavali on his Facebook.(picture istana FB)

PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have extended festive greetings to all Hindus on Deepavali.

“May this festival bring the light of happiness and well-being to all Hindu devotees,” their Majesties said in a post on the Istana Negara Facebook page.

Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin expressed hope that Deepavali would be celebrated in harmony, respect and tolerance, with a strong spirit of unity.

In a Facebook post on the Selangor Royal Office page, their Royal Highnesses hoped that Deepavali would be celebrated in a lively manner, but at the same time, to remain vigilant and comply with the standard operating procedure set as Covid-19 was still in the community.

“We hope that the rays of light, which are the symbol of the Deepavali celebration, will be able to continue to radiate the spirit of unity between the races in Malaysia in facing the challenges and trials ahead,” the statement read.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said: “May this festival rekindle the spirit of unity in this country. Celebrate the festival with joy and apply the new norms.

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